On this weeks Pulse, host Lauren Hawker attends a rally of NYC teachers protesting proposed budget cuts and layoffs. The atmosphere was highly charged with thousands of attendees and even Rev. Al Sharpton giving an inspirational speech. To wrap up the story, and learn more about the causes of the proposed cutbacks, Lauren meets with Radio Dispatch DJ's, Molly and John Knefel. Featured song: " We Need a Myth" by Okkervil River Topics: news&information, politics, nyc, teachers, layoffs
Airbnb is a culmination of people, places and connections that make our community the driving force of our efforts in changing the way people experience the world. We have thousands of spaces in New York, generating thousands of connections every day. And in a city that goes at full speed, never sleeps, and is filled with unique neighborhoods and diverse characters, why wouldn't you want to share that? Our travelers and hosts share in an experience like no other, one that is authentic, genuine,... Topics: arts&culture, news&information, airbnb, connections, nyc
http://Shapeways.com - 3D printing on demand http://Songza.com - Amazing curated playlists for any situation http://Scrollkit.com - Drag and drop web design http://Graphient.com - Advanced charting of any time-based data http://Timehop.com - Daily emails replaying your life a year ago. Topics: shapeways, songza, scrollkit, graphient, timehop, tech, nyc, startup, entrepreneur, business
Lately I've noticed more and more GOURMET food trucks parked around my labor-hood around lunch time. It's great to have more options, but I'm guessing that the local restaurants (actually most of them are chains anyways) are getting pissed off because they are the ones paying the rent and losing the business. Or maybe not?? Featured song: "L.A.'s" by Brilliant Colors Topics: news&information, food trucks, food, lunch, nyc, trucks
Recently a fan returned Derek Jeter's valuable 3000th hit ball even though he really could've used the money he might have been able to make from it. So, we go to Grand Central Station to ask people if they would've done the same. Featured song: " Gastronomic Meal" by Yellow Dogs Topics: news&information, derek jeter, yankees, baseball, homerun, sports, nyc, ny
World Premiere: The Voyage of a Dream Over the last few weeks, you’ve gotten a glimpse of Southwest’s short film featuring 12-year-old Emily from Trenton, MO who has big dreams to become a professional ballet dancer. She never imagined that a Southwest Airlines Pilot would play a huge role in taking her dream on the dance floor to 30,000 feet. Today, you’ll learn about the final ingredient of making this little girl’s dream come true in our world premiere of Southwest’s short film,... Topics: searchonly, #dreambig, |, adoptapilot, |, ballet, |, nyc, ballet, |, southwest, airlines
Singer-songwriter Tracy Bonham plays unique rock music, sometimes accompanied by striking violin, sometimes by powerful bass, and always with smartly crafted lyrics from the talented musician. Complete radio broadcast and playlist: http://breakthruradio.com/#/post/?blog=32&post=867 /// Official website for Tracy Bonham: http://www.tracybonham.com Topics: music, tracy bonham, breakthru radio, live, indie, rock, music, nyc
Last week, ahead of this past weekend’s ING New York City Marathon, BreakThru Radio’s DJ Meredith the Marathon’s Health and Fitness Expo to ask attendees twhether they listen to music while they exercise, why they do or do not, and what music they listen to if they do. /// Listen to DJ Meredith’s latest complete radio broadcast and playlist: http://bit.ly/tPuYMQ Topics: news&information, extreme endurance, dj meredith, ing, new york city marathon, nyc marathon,...
From Italian dishes to hot noodle soups, New York City's neighborhoods — such as Chelsea, Tribeca, Chinatown and the East Village — have an endless breadth of food options and cuisines. On this episode of BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker asks folks where they go for the city's best grub. /// Featured song: “Golden Years” by Casiokids Topics: news&information, nyc food, nyc neighborhoods, btr pulse, breakthru radio, btr, lauren hawker,...
Slowdance, a Brooklyn-based quintet, have a penchant for edgy indie-pop and for crafting songs in French. According to the band, their moody, keyboard-heavy stylings were influenced by Blondie and ‘70s synth-wave, so it’s no wonder that here, they sound sultry and submerged in hypnotic, humming electronics. Frontwoman Quayar Quinn-Settel -- seemingly mysterious and secretive, curtained by thick bangs -- recalls a cross between Tennis’ laid back Alaina Moore and the dynamic Karen O. An... Topics: music, slowdance, maia macdonald, btr live studio, breakthru radio, nyc, live, indie, rock, music,...
Starlight Girls are a Brooklyn band specializing in downtempo pop and sultry storytelling - but not exclusively. Drawing on inspiration from the best of all your favorite musical decades (20s, 50s, 60s, 80s, etc) and genres (indie rock, french pop, surf, new wave) the Starlight Girls bring a spooky style all their own to a sort of modern day cabaret sound. Also, they make the most tasteful use of a flute this side of Jethro Tull. With a 7” collab with Xiu Xiu imminent and a debut LP due next... Topics: music, starlight girls, btr live studio, maia macdonald, inhibitionist, xiu xiu, brooklyn, indie,...
This week on " The Andrew Zarian Show : Andrew and Jessica break into a hotel , Andrews meeting with Kunal turns into a date , Andrew loves hardcore rap and the Facebook quote of the week . All this and more on this weeks AZ Show Topics: talk&interview, andrew zarian show, podcast, guys from queens, nyc, stickam
The Twees perform "On the Spot" live in our studio. For the complete audio broadcast and playlist: http://www.breakthruradio.com/#/post/?blog=32&post=636 /// The Twees are a four-piece indie-rock group based in New York, with a spare but full sound that brings to mind The Strokes. Heralded as a band to watch during CMJ, The Twees have just released a new EP, "These Girls," available at http://www.thetwees.com/apps/webstore/. /// Official website for The Twees:... Topics: music, twees, breakthru radio, btr live studio, live, indie, rock, music, nyc
Australian band Cloud Control plays guitar-and-keys-driven music reminiscent of early 80s pop and college rock. Here they play "My Fear #2" from their album, 'Bliss Release.' /// Complete radio broadcast and playlist: http://bit.ly/oHCauV /// Official Website for Cloud Control: http://www.cloudcontrolband.com/ Topics: music, cloud control, btr live studio, maia macdonald, australia, live, indie, rock, music, nyc
After meeting at the Berklee College of Music while working on a film score, Passion Pit keyboardist Ian Hulquist and Sofia degli Alessandri formed the electro-pop twosome Aislyn, later adding drummer Joey Sulkowski to become a trio. Using their dreamy, synth-heavy stylings, they’ve remixed fresh, blissfully-layered versions of tracks for everyone from Neon Indian to the Freelance Whales. Here, Aislyn’s own “Spies” builds up slowly with Alessandri’s somber, yet angelic voice, and... Topics: music, aislyn, breakthru radio, btr live studio, passion pit, electonic, pop, live, indie, rock, nyc
Anna Elizabeth James tells Bill Cammack about Majek Pictures' "Goldilocks", a new web series that was filmed on an iPhone 4.Vimeo Festival & AwardsNew York CityOctober, 2010#vimeofest Topics: searchonly, vimeofest, anna elizabeth james, goldilocks, majek pictures, bill cammack, iphone 4, nyc
This week on " The Andrew Zarian Show" : Special guest Demetra Stacy , Coco brings Andrew a Vuvuzela , Lon is back , Jessica nearly kills Andrew's brother and GOD calls in Topics: talk&interview, gfq, guys from queeens, netcast, andrew zarian, god, coco, podcastinf, nyc,...